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Take A Look At Dark Hall Mansion’s Cool “Popeye The Sailor” Limited Edition Poster

Take A Look At Dark Hall Mansion's Cool "Popeye The Sailor" Limited Edition Poster

Dark Hall Mansion has announced a project that’s been in
development for well over a year: officially licensed Popeye The Sailor
Meets Sindbad The Sailor
limited-edition prints by leading contemporary artist,
Tom Whalen, that go on sale this Friday, January 29th.

Dark Hall Mansion, in partnership with
 Warner Bros. Consumer Products, King Features Syndicate and Fleischer
Studios will release Tom Whalen’s colorful take on the classic 1936 long-format
Fleischer Studios cartoon classic that finds everyone’s favorite sailor
matching wits with Bluto (er, Sindbad!) in Max Fleischer’s singular
Popeye Color Special. “We chose this very special Popeye short for DHM’s first
officially licensed Fleischer release as we’re huge fans of the early
groundbreaking Fleischer Studios shorts, and know this 16-minute Popeye special
was so well received it was nominated for a 1936 Academy Award for the best
short category.” 

According to the press release: “This short is formally recognized
by no less than the United States Library of Congress as “culturally
significant” and selected for preservation within the National Film
Registry, as well as having been recognized as #17 among the Greatest Cartoons
of all time by members of the animation field.

“Think it also pretty clear to all just what a
fan artist Tom Whalen is of classic Popeye by simply taking in this piece, one
that not only includes the menagerie of insane Fleischer characters that
Popeye, Olive, and Wimpy encounter on Sindbad’s island but a piece that lays
out the film’s story arc and humor, an element so key to classic Fleischer
Studios shorts. What’s not to love about a hamburger-crazed Wimpy chasing about
after an adorable duck that not only has the better of him but is very much
enjoying flaunting that fact! As we always say, Tom makes it look easy where
it’s not. He’s not only laid out the short’s story arc via his composition but
made sure to include classic Popeye and Fleischer Studios touches, Sindbad’s island
warning, skull and treasure chest, villains galore, and of course, Popeye’s
classic spinach can, all framing a print which formally pays tribute to the
legendary brothers, Max Fleischer and Dave Fleischer as well. As always, truly
an honor for Dark Hall Mansion to be entrusted to work on such legacy projects.

Popeye The Sailor Meets Sindbad The Sailor
limited-edition prints go on sale this Friday January 29th on Dark Hall
Mansion’s dedicated store page here at 9:30 AM

There are four editions: The Standard edition
of 280, a Variant edition of 50, a Foil edition of 10 (based on the Standard
edition color way). All editions are strictly limited, measure
18″ x 24,” are screen printed, and hand numbered.

Dark Hall Mansion is a labor of love. We are
passionate about art, about the work of print and poster artists present and
past, here and abroad. We are committed to bringing their skills to the
forefront on projects both compelling and exciting, and bridging their studios
and creations directly with your walls and personal collections.

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